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Job Title:Victim Advocate Program Specialist (Sexual Assault) NF-0101-04

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:U.S. Marine Corps

Job Announcement Number:2043

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$47,299.00 to $47,299.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 06, 2012 to Sunday, December 16, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

NF-0101-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

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PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

XX

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Camp Lejeune, NC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All Sources

JOB SUMMARY:

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This position is located at MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE Candidates selected for this position will serve as a VICTIM ADVOCATE PROGRAM SPECIALIST (SEXUAL ASSAULT) for MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    To see full job listing and to apply please go to http://www.usmc-mccs.org/careers/

     

    JOB DUTIES:


    Aids victims of sexual assault in their effort towards the process of recovery, through advocacy and resource information.  Provides direct and indirect services to victim either face-to-face or telephonically and, as required by Department of Defense and Marine Corps policy, will be in the rotation to man the installation's 24/7 Helpline during the duty day and /or on-call after duty hours and weekends.  The Victim Advocate (VA) reports directly to the Installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and will work in partnership with the Family Advocacy Program Manager and/or Victim Advocates to provide services after duty hours.  Provides emotional support to victims in crisis and addresses immediate needs.  Provides crisis intervention in the immediate aftermath of the crime of sexual assault and addresses safety planning.  Supports and accompanies the victim through medical and investigative procedures, court/administrative proceedings, and related processes.  Develops and maintains contact with victims to access need for supportive services and/or makes modifications to reporting options, safety and/or services plans, if requested and responsible for non-medical case management.  Provides routine updates on case status to victims and to the SARC until the case is adjudicated and/or supportive services are terminated.  Acts as a liaison with commands, military and civilian organizations to ensure the safety of victims and that coordinated treatment services are provided.  Refers and coordinates services with military and civilian supportive services, (i.e., medical, counseling, legal, and Chaplain related services) on the victim’s behalf as needed. 

     

    Uses initiative, experience and judgment to manage and complete ongoing assignments.  Performs work that involves independently assessing high risk situations and consulting with command and other pertinent agencies concerning appropriate orders of protection and other safety measures.  Provides crisis intervention service in-person and via the Installation’s 24/7 Sexual Assault Helpline with emphasis on time-sensitivity requirements to interface effectively with multiple agencies and organizations, both military and civilian.

    Provides support to SARCs to record general victim information, regarding demographic characteristics, services provided, referrals made and the outcome of the referrals. Collaborates with SARCs on completing data entry requirements.  Ensures that the Installation and, if applicable, the Command SARC are fully aware of case status.  Ensures the confidential handling of all written, electronic and verbal communication related to victim care is maintained.  Attends the Installation’s Case Management Group meetings to ensure system accountability and victim access to support services. 

    Facilitates or assists with briefings and trainings, classes to commanders, units and other military agencies/personnel on sexual assault prevention and response in order to promote bystander intervention, healthy interactions and strategies to reduce incidences of initial and reoccurring sexual assault.  Promotes awareness of sexual assault prevention in the community by performing outreach activities in the preparation for and implementation of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign.  Assists the SARC with administrative duties as required.

    Maintains credentialing status at all times by completing training and requirements as needed.  May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work week and work hours. 

     

    Due to the nature of work in this position, the incumbent may serve in an “on call” duty status outside of normal work hours that includes but is not limited to:  remaining in a reasonable call back radius, carrying a cell phone or pager; included in the 24/7 Helpline duty rotation; regularly checking email to respond to crises; remaining in a state of readiness to perform work with limitations on pursuing outside leisure activities; and/or reporting to a designated post of duty to be ready to or perform work.  Cross-training on domestic violence related issues will be required.

    Local vicinity travel is required.

     

    This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs may be required. 

    To see full job listing and to apply please go to http://www.usmc-mccs.org/careers/

     

    JOB DUTIES:


    Aids victims of sexual assault in their effort towards the process of recovery, through advocacy and resource information.  Provides direct and indirect services to victim either face-to-face or telephonically and, as required by Department of Defense and Marine Corps policy, will be in the rotation to man the installation's 24/7 Helpline during the duty day and /or on-call after duty hours and weekends.  The Victim Advocate (VA) reports directly to the Installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and will work in partnership with the Family Advocacy Program Manager and/or Victim Advocates to provide services after duty hours.  Provides emotional support to victims in crisis and addresses immediate needs.  Provides crisis intervention in the immediate aftermath of the crime of sexual assault and addresses safety planning.  Supports and accompanies the victim through medical and investigative procedures, court/administrative proceedings, and related processes.  Develops and maintains contact with victims to access need for supportive services and/or makes modifications to reporting options, safety and/or services plans, if requested and responsible for non-medical case management.  Provides routine updates on case status to victims and to the SARC until the case is adjudicated and/or supportive services are terminated.  Acts as a liaison with commands, military and civilian organizations to ensure the safety of victims and that coordinated treatment services are provided.  Refers and coordinates services with military and civilian supportive services, (i.e., medical, counseling, legal, and Chaplain related services) on the victim’s behalf as needed. 

     

    Uses initiative, experience and judgment to manage and complete ongoing assignments.  Performs work that involves independently assessing high risk situations and consulting with command and other pertinent agencies concerning appropriate orders of protection and other safety measures.  Provides crisis intervention service in-person and via the Installation’s 24/7 Sexual Assault Helpline with emphasis on time-sensitivity requirements to interface effectively with multiple agencies and organizations, both military and civilian.

    Provides support to SARCs to record general victim information, regarding demographic characteristics, services provided, referrals made and the outcome of the referrals. Collaborates with SARCs on completing data entry requirements.  Ensures that the Installation and, if applicable, the Command SARC are fully aware of case status.  Ensures the confidential handling of all written, electronic and verbal communication related to victim care is maintained.  Attends the Installation’s Case Management Group meetings to ensure system accountability and victim access to support services. 

    Facilitates or assists with briefings and trainings, classes to commanders, units and other military agencies/personnel on sexual assault prevention and response in order to promote bystander intervention, healthy interactions and strategies to reduce incidences of initial and reoccurring sexual assault.  Promotes awareness of sexual assault prevention in the community by performing outreach activities in the preparation for and implementation of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign.  Assists the SARC with administrative duties as required.

    Maintains credentialing status at all times by completing training and requirements as needed.  May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work week and work hours. 

     

    Due to the nature of work in this position, the incumbent may serve in an “on call” duty status outside of normal work hours that includes but is not limited to:  remaining in a reasonable call back radius, carrying a cell phone or pager; included in the 24/7 Helpline duty rotation; regularly checking email to respond to crises; remaining in a state of readiness to perform work with limitations on pursuing outside leisure activities; and/or reporting to a designated post of duty to be ready to or perform work.  Cross-training on domestic violence related issues will be required.

    Local vicinity travel is required.

     

    This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs may be required.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Completion of a four year degree in behavioral health or social science or a related field or work area AND three years of experience that demonstrates knowledge of and skill to provide direct support to individuals or groups experiencing victimization; OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above; OR appropriate experience that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to that gained in the above. Utilizes intervention strategies to stop victimization and reduce incidences of initial and re-victimization.  Skill to:  assist victims to formulate safety plans and analyze and evaluate assessment data to provide intervention assistance on risk factors for victims; develop and maintain relationships with victims and act as liaison with military and civilian organizations to ensure adequate and coordinated treatment services.  Ability to set limits and maintain healthy boundaries with clients. Knowledge of military organizations, missions, lifestyles, and situations which can contribute to stress, problems and crisis situations.  Skill to communicate and work effectively within a multi-disciplinary environment during crisis situations and professionals in the medical, legal, law enforcement  and social services communities.  Skill to compose written reports and materials clearly, concisely and effectively.  Knowledge of and the ability to collaborate with military and civilian court systems and law enforcement agencies on sexual assault.  Knowledge of related resources and services available within the local and military communities. Ability to facilitate educational classes, and  implement strategies that reduce incidences of initial and re-victimization of sexual assault.  Current drivers’ license or the ability to obtain one and the ability to operate a motor vehicle. Ability to work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work week and work hours. College transcripts must be submitted in order to be considered for the position.  Unofficial transcripts may be submitted at the time of application; however, official transcripts must be submitted within 30 days of hire date.


    Assessment Questions (preferred as the last page of your resume). 
    To be considered,
    applicants are required to respond to Assessment Questions as a part of your resume, with each question labeled to coincide with paragraphs below (a., b., c., etc). Assessment Questions are the specific characteristics, gained through experience that candidates must possess in order to perform the major duties of the position. Qualified applicants will be evaluated on the degree to which they answer the Assessment Questions shown below.

    Complete Assessment Questions provide in detail work or volunteer experiences that show relatedness to the particular question and includes specific position titles (current and former NAF employees include NAF grade level), employment dates (month/year), and examples for each work experience listed.

    a)     Describe work or related experience that demonstrates your skills in serving victims of sexual assault.

     

    b)     Describe work or related experience that demonstrates your knowledge of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, including restricted and unrestricted reporting of sexual assaults and the role of the civilian victim advocate.

     

    c)     Describe work or related experience that demonstrates your ability to communicate with Counselors, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs), Uniformed Victim Advocates (UVAs), Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs), Commanding Officers, and Law Enforcement Officers (including NCIS), and  installation and community resource providers with regard to working with victims of sexual assault.

     

    d)     Describe work or related experience that demonstrates your knowledge of laws, policies, and best practices for providing treatment and services to victims of sexual assault.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    You will be evaluated on your qualifications based on your resume and/or application (REQUIRED), College Transcripts,  and the below Assessment questions (REQUIRED).


    BENEFITS:

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    We offer an excellent benefit plan to include:

    _ Health

    _ Dental

    _ 401K

    _ Retirement

    _ Life Insurance

    _ Long Term Care

    _ Tuition Assistance

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp

    As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

     

    Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

     

    This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

    Spouse Preference Program: (May be requested for all positions except positions in the NF-4 and NF-5 grade levels) Spouses of relocating active duty military members applying through Spouse Preference Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Division) and attach a copy of sponsor’s Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders.  Spousal Preference applicants hired in a flexible position will not lose their spousal preference eligibility until movement or hired into a regular Full-Time or Part-Time position. 

    Transition Assistance Program: (May be requested for all positions except positions in the NF-4 and NF-5 grade levels) Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Division) and present ID card with “TA” stamped on front of card.

    VACANCIES MAY BE FILLED BY METHODS OTHER THAN INTERNAL COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES WHEN IT APPEARS THAT THE BEST QUALIFIED PERSON CAN BE OBTAINED FROM OTHER SOURCES.  CURRENT AND FORMER NON APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST LIST CURRENT AND/OR PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR NONCOMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT. 

    INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM A VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ADVERTISED FOR A FLEXIBLE POSITION MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.

     

    ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.

    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To see full job listing and to apply please go to http://www.usmc-mccs.org/careers/

     

    Preferred Method #1        
    If you choose to apply by uploading a resume, before uploading your resume, be sure to include the required Assessment Question responses, labeled a., b., c., etc… (these are located in the Qualifications section of  this posting below) as the last page of your resume labeled: Resume-Job Title-Job # .

     

    Preferred Method #2
    If you choose to apply by copying and pasting resume text, be sure to include the required Assessment Question responses, labeled a., b., c., etc… (located in the Qualifications section of this posting below) at the conclusion of your resume information titled: Assessment Questions-Job Title-Job #. 

     

    Method #3
    If you choose to apply without using a resume, you must include responses to the required Assessment Questions in this job posting as an attachment to your profile under “My Career Tools”.  Please name the file “Assessment Questions-Job Title-Job #”.  The application process does not include a designated section for providing your responses, and you will not be prompted by the system to answer or upload your Assessment Questions.  Please review the Frequently Asked Questions section of our www.mccslejeune.com/jobs webpage for more information.

     

    Note: Please make sure you have included the required Assessment Questions via one of the above methods.  Failure to include Assessment Questions will result in your application being considered incomplete.  

    You must apply through our Careers Page at http://www.usmc-mccs.org/careers/



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Submit application and/or upload resume online at: www.usmc-mccs.org/careers 

    Current or former DoD Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) employees must list the following information for positions held to be considered for non-competitive selection

    - Position title, pay level, series and grade (eg. Sales Associate NF-2091-01)
    - Employment dates
    - Reason for separation (if applicable) 

    REQUIRED: Prepare Assessment Question Responses and include them as a part of your resume (see Qualifications section)

    - List all paid or volunteer positions related to the experience asked for in the Assessment Questions
    - Include position title, position dates and pay grade (as applicable) and provide detailed information regarding the experience asked for in the Assessment Questions
    - Need more information on how to respond to Assessment Questions?  Visit our website: http://www.mccslejeune.com/jobs/assessment.html

    OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    *Transcripts or Education certificate(s), if applicable

    *Certification or License copies, if applicable

    *If prior military, DD214 Member 4 Copy

    *Spouse Preference form, copy of PCS orders, and copy of marriage certificate, if applicable

    *Transition Assistance form and copy of ID card with “TA” stamped on front of card, if applicable

     

    Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.  ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.

     

    Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your MCCS user account and review your application status.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Human Resources Division
    Phone: 910-451-5627
    Fax: 111-111-1111
    Email: lejeune.vacancies@usmc-mccs.org
    Agency Information:
    U.S. Marine Corps
    1401 West Road
    Camp Lejeune, NC
    28547
    US
    Fax: 111-111-1111

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Applicants will receive correspondence in regards to their status of their submission.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    2043

    Control Number:

    333129300